This being my official one-hundredth post, I am doing a twist on the blogging tradition of telling you 100 things about me. I just don’t think there are really 100 interesting things about me and I’m too busy/lazy to rack my brains and come up with 100 things that I’m willing to confess to the world in general.

Instead I’m taking a shortcut and lifting an idea from One Thing (great blog, by the way). I figure this tells you almost 100 things about me, but requires little thought. Good deal.

So I have bold faced the things I have done and left the rest normal.

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band (I’m counting fourth grade flute concert as a yes.)

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity (not sure this is a valid question, considering It’s All God’s, but anyway…)

7. Been to Disneyland/world

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning (Not the sickest I’ve ever been though. That honor goes to my entire pregnancy with Princepesa. I shudder to think of it even still.)

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (Ahem. I know, just being real here. Call it a Mental Health Day.)

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse (Feb 1979 in Idaho; age 6 – scared the chicken livers out of me)

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run (snort. as if.)

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke (Another snort. I can’t even sing and clap at the same time, so as un-shy as I am, no way I’m doing this.)

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (I looked up from the bottom; couldn’t bring myself to pay the cost to go up. Wish I had now.)

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Gotten flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets, or plasma (Beloved did this several times in college for grocery money. I couldn’t because I didn’t weigh enough. Good grief.)

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check (Another ahem. We had some really poor student days. See #64)

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone (pinky toe – not a big cast, but it sure did hurt)

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle 🙂

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (Yoiks. Not a farm girl here.)

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury (Now that I think about it, I don’t think I’ve ever even been called for jury duty.)

91. Met someone famous (I once saw Robin Williams in an airport wearing sweats. Does that count?)

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a lawsuit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

So there you go. If you made it to the bottom of this ridiculous list, you know 99 things I have or have not done. Don’t you feel like you know me better?